Israeli police detain two Aqsa guards

Aqsa guards

OCCUPIED JERUSALEM, (PIC) – Israeli occupation police detained two guards of the Aqsa Mosque in Occupied Jerusalem near the Bab el-Rahma cemetery at the eastern wall of the holy Islamic site on Saturday.

Eyewitnesses said that israeli policemen rounded up the guards, Mohammed Shalalde and Ahmed al-Dallal, from the Bab el-Rahma cemetery after they prevented Jewish settlers from treading on the graves at Bab el-Rahma cemetery.

The eyewitnesses pointed out that Jewish settlers target Bab el-Rahma cemetery, especially during Jewish holidays, and deliberately tread on Muslim graves to provoke Muslim feelings.

(Source / 04.10.2020)

Dozens of settlers defile Aqsa Mosque despite Old City lockdown

Jews defile Aqsa

OCCUPIED JERUSALEM, (PIC) – Despite the lockdown being imposed on the Old City of Jerusalem, hordes of Jewish settlers on Sunday morning were allowed by the Israeli occupation police to enter and desecrate the Aqsa Mosque.

According to local sources, at least 41 settlers stormed the Aqsa Mosque in groups and toured its courtyards and eastern area, including Bab al-Rahma, where some of them performed Talmudic prayers.

Last night, police officers defiled the Aqsa Mosque’s Bab al-Rahma prayer hall without removing their shoes and took pictures of its interior.

The Israeli police have been preventing, for the second week running, the Jerusalemite residents who live outside the Old City from entering the city and performing prayers at the Aqsa Mosque.

(Source / 04.10.2020)

Four Palestinians nabbed in violent clashes in eastern Ramallah

Police raid Issawiya, clash with Jerusalemite youths


RAMALLAH, (PIC) – The Israeli occupation forces (IOF) at dawn Sunday kidnaped several Palestinian young men during violent clashes with local youths in Silwad town, east of Ramallah.

According to local sources in Ramallah, the IOF stormed Silwad town and its refugee camp and clashed with dozens of local youths, who hurled stones at the soldiers.

During the events, the IOF intensively fired tear gas and stun grenades at the youths, closed the western entrance to the town and called for reinforcements. The IOF also flew a surveillance drone over the area.

Four young men were reportedly ambushed and rounded up as the clashes started to heat up.

Local sources described the Silwad clashes as the most violent in years and affirmed that windows of several IOF patrol cars sustained damage in the events.

In Jerusalem, similar clashes erupted in Issawiya district after Israeli police forces stormed its western area.

Eyewitnesses said that local youths threw stones, empty bottles and homemade fire bombs at the police forces who were randomly firing tear gas grenades in the area.

One police officer had an injury when an empty bottle hit his head during the skirmishes.

(Source / 04.10.2020)

114 new cases of Corona in Gaza

The Ministry of Health in the Gaza Strip announced, this morning, Saturday, that 114 new cases of Coronavirus have been recorded during the past 24 hours.

In its daily report, the Ministry indicated that 95 new recoveries were recorded among the injured.

It stated that the central laboratory examined 1,784 new samples during the same period.

The total number of people infected with the virus in the Gaza Strip since last March reached 3298, of whom 1,416 are active cases, 1,860 have recovered, and 22 deaths.

(Source / 04.10.2020)

The occupation arrested 320 Palestinians last September

A report issued by the Palestine Center for Prisoners Studies revealed that the occupation authorities arrested 320 Palestinians during the past month of September, including 32 children and 9 women, 4 journalists, and two deputies, while a new martyr was promoted to the captive movement, last September.

The center said in its monthly report, which was issued today, Saturday, that the occupation forces have escalated their arrests of Palestinians, despite the danger threatening them as a result of the Corona pandemic.

The center stated that the occupation forces arrested a number of young men after they were wounded, some seriously, during their storming of cities, as well as at Israeli checkpoints in the occupied West Bank.

The center pointed out that the occupation escalated its attacks against journalists, and last month 4 of them were arrested, among them Muhammad Karout Adekk from Jerusalem, who was later released, and the journalist Abdul Mohsen Shalalda from Hebron, and he was released, and the journalist Osama Shaheen from the same governorate, and he was transferred For administrative detention, the journalist Mujahid Mardawi from Qalqilya, who was arrested at the Al-Karamah crossing, while returning from his master’s degree in Malaysia, is still detained.

The Center pointed out that last month the occupation continued to target Palestinian women with arrests and summons for investigation, as it monitored 9 cases of detention of women, including the freed captive Shurooq al-Badan in Bethlehem, who was re-arrested after the raid on her home, and only two months had passed since her release, and a decision was issued against her. internment.

The occupation also arrested the freed prisoner, Siham Al-Battat (58 years) from Hebron, who is the mother of the captive Haitham Al-Battat, during a raid on her house, and she was released after hours of investigation, along with a series of other arrests of a number of women, some of whom were released later.

The Center monitored 32 cases of arrest of minors, most of them from occupied Jerusalem.

(Source / 04.10.2020)

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Twelve Palestinian Policemen Near Ramallah

Israeli soldiers invaded, on Saturday evening, the village of Ni’lin, west of the central West Bank city of Ramallah, and abducted twelve Palestinian on-duty police officers, in addition to confiscating their vehicles and weapons.

The Mayor of Ni’lin, Emad al-Khawaja, stated that the Palestinian police officers were on a mission to apprehend a resident, wanted by the police over criminal charges.

He added that Israeli soldiers invaded an area near where the Palestinian police officers were operating and ambushed them while heading back to Ramallah.

It is worth mentioning that the Israeli army and the police have been preventing the Palestinian police from entering any Palestinian community in Area C of the occupied West Bank, since the Palestinian Authority stopped all forms of coordination with Israel on May 9th.

Area C constitutes 60% of occupied West Bank lands that fall under Israel’s sovereignty, according to the Oslo agreement, which was signed in 1993, between the Palestinian Liberation Organization and the Israeli occupation.

The Oslo agreement split the occupied  West Bank into three regions; ‘Area A’, theoretically under autonomous Palestinian control and consisting of 17.7% of the overall size of the West Bank, yet constantly invaded by the soldiers, ‘Area B’, 21%, and under shared Israeli-PA control where the Palestinian have some form of administrative and civil authority, and ‘Area C’, the largest section of West Bank, falling under complete Israeli control.

These arrangements were supposed to be ending in the year 1999 when the “final status” negotiations between Israel and the PA were supposed to be concluded and a comprehensive “peace agreement” was to be signed.

However, since Israel’s takeover of the Palestinian lands continued, and its construction and expansion of its illegal colonies seriously escalated, Area C remained under full Israeli control, and the anticipated “final status agreement became just a status quo.

This continued to happen while Israel escalated the demolition of homes and property in Area C, in addition to refusing to grant the Palestinian construction permits, in addition to its escalating confiscation of Palestinian lands for the construction and expansion of its illegal colonies, in addition to its military centers and training grounds / firing zones for the soldiers.

(Source / 04.10.2020)

Four Palestinians Shot, Injured by Israeli Forces in Kufur Qaddoum

A number of Palestinian civilians were shot and injured, Saturday, including four who were shot with rubber-coated steal rounds, when Israeli troops suppressed the weekly anti-settlement demonstration in the northern occupied West Bank village of Kufur Qaddoum, east of Qalqilia city.

The Palestinian Red Crescent Society (PRCS) said that Israeli soldiers fired rubber-coated steal bullets and tear-gas canisters at the protesters, striking four activists who were transferred to hospital.

Dozens more suffered the toxic effects of tear-gas inhalation.

The Palestinian villagers of Kufur Qaddoum and surrounding area have held demonstrations every Friday and Saturday since 2003, to demand that Israeli authorities reopen the road it closed to Palestinians in order to serve the illegal Israeli settlers.

On Friday, a number of protestors were injured by Israeli fired rubber-coated steel rounds and tear-gas canisters.

(Source / 04.10.2020)

Israeli Forces Detain Palestinian Youths, Hamas Official

Israeli forces detained a Palestinian youth in Hebron city, on Saturday morning, in the southern West Bank and placed road barriers in several places, the Palestinian Information Center reported.

Local sources said that Israeli soldiers stormed and searched the home of Samih Qufaishe, 21, and detained him from Um al-Daliya suburb in Hebron city.

Israeli occupation troops detained two Palestinian youths, on Friday evening, west of Bethlehem city in the central West Bank, the Palestinian Information Center reported.

Local sources reported that Israeli soldiers detained the two youths, Saif Nader Ibrahim and Wadih Qasim Shaheen, in Beit Jala, taking them to an unknown destination.

A senior Hamas official, Hasan Yousef, 64, was detained by Israeli forces, on Friday, from his home near Ramallah city in the central West Bank, the PIC reported.

Local sources said that Israeli soldiers stormed Beitunia town and raided Yousef’s home, before taking him prisoner.

Yousef is a former prisoner, having spent nearly 21 years in Israeli jails, mostly under administrative detention.

The Hamas official also suffers from a number of chronic health problems, including high blood pressure and diabetes, requiring specialized medical care.

Soldiers additionally detained Maher al-Qadi from his home in Beitunia town and his nephew, Nour al-Qadi from his home in al-Bireh city.

The Israeli troops stormed Zububa village in western Jenin, in the northern West Bank, on Thursday night, and detained two youths, identified as Ahmed Jamil Atatira and Zaid Osama Atatira.

(Source / 04.10.2020)

Soldiers Abduct Thirteen Palestinians In West Bank

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Sunday at dawn, thirteen Palestinians from their homes, in several parts of the occupied West Bank, after the army invaded and ransacked many homes and property, the Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has reported.

The PPS said the soldiers abducted eight Palestinians from their homes in Silwad town, northeast of Ramallah, in central West Bank.

They have been identified as Mohannad Samir Hammad, Hanthala Samir Hammad, Mohammad Monir Hammad, Sarhan Akram Hammad, Adel Maher Hammad, Mo’men Haroun Ayyad, Emad Naim Ayyad, and Chavez Hasan Hammad, all between the ages of 19 and 22.

Furthermore, the soldiers abducted Ali Yousef Taqatqa, 20, and a former political prisoner, identified as Adel Abu Yacoub Deeriyya, 27, from Beit Fajjar town, south of Bethlehem.

The soldiers also abducted Ahmad Haitham Mahmoud and Luay Mahmoud, from their homes in the al-‘Isawiya town, in occupied Jerusalem.

In Hebron, in southern West Bank, the soldiers abducted a young man, identified as Montaser Ajlouni, 22.

(Source / 04.10.2020)

Al-Akhras Continues Hunger Strike For 70th Day

The Palestinian Prisoners Society (PPS) has reported, Sunday, that Maher al-Akhras, a political prisoner held by Israel without charges or trial, is ongoing with the hunger strike for the seventieth consecutive day despite his seriously deteriorating health condition.

The PPS stated that Al-Akhras, 49, from Jenin in northern West Bank, is at Kaplan Israeli medical center, determined to continue his strike, and so far, his demands to be released are constantly met with rejection, although he is not facing charges.

It added that, two days ago, an Israeli court denied an appeal for his release, for the second time since September 23rd when a court “froze” an administrative detention order against them, an issue that simply means such orders are not voided and could be renewed at any moment after he stops his strike.

The detainee suffered a serious weight loss, always fatigued, repeatedly loses consciousness, in addition to being unable to move and suffers repeated seizures but refuses to take any medications or vitamins.

“From his hospital bed, Al-Akhras voiced one message to his lawyer,” the PPS added, “Either freedom or martyrdom.”

Al-Akhras is a married father of six children from the Sielet ath-Thaher town, south of the northern West Bank city of Jenin.

He has been abducted and imprisoned by Israel numerous times, including when he was taken prisoner on July 27th, 2020, and was instantly slapped with a four-month Administrative Detention order. Prior to his current imprisonment, al-Akhras was spent for over four years in prisons, including many months under the arbitrary Administrative Detention orders.

(Source / 04.10.2020)